Car became unresponsible while driving? Brakes unresponsible, motor on, but powerless, few dashboard lights on. Answered
Hi. I own a Hyundai i10 2013. The problem had happened twice, seems to be under the same conditions.
I was driving in a decent highway, in neutral speed. Suddenly, the lights: oil, brake, sterring and alternator on the dashboard got on. The engine was working but if I tried to accelerate it did seems that it loose all power, brakes were unresponsible, like when the motor is off and you try to break. My only way to brake was the handbrake. Sterring (don't remember well... due panic!) was working normally. I did power off the car once and the problem continue, power back off and on and everything came back on normally.
Second time, same thing happened, this time I was not in panic, I was able to see the dashboard again and the same lights were on. Motor on but without power. Brakes not working, only hand brake. This time, the problem disappeared without power off/on the car. difference in time was around couple of months between failures.
I did connect a scanner to the car's computer and ran diagnostics many times, no luck, no errors. I think I must do this while the failure!
Not sure where start looking. Dealer ussusally finds nothing. No similar cases on the web.
I don't want this to happen again, specially if my wife is driving with my childres.
Can somebody help?!!!